Securing housing can be the biggest challenge for those leaving a domestic violence situation and is often the underlying reason why many victims of violence choose to stay in the situations they are in, to avoid homelessness. Farhio House advocates work with those residing in our shelter with establishing and maintaining safe affordable housing. We are acutely aware of the specific challenges victims of domestic violence face when achieving self-sufficiency in regards to housing. East African and immigrant women and their children face an array of challenges as well in establishing and maintaining safe housing. Therefore we work to understand these barriers and advocate to find safe places for all families to call home.